Monday, June 4, 2012

Remembering the Kindergarten Graduate

I don't usually buy school pictures, but one pose I ordered for our older three children was a kindergarten cap and gown photo. Somehow I missed this opportunity during Emma's kindergarten year, so we used Carson's old cap and gown for a little graduation photo shoot of our own. And it turns out I love the poses I got so much more than the school pictures I ordered for the older three. Here is my favorite shot of our final kindergarten graduate.

Emma Lawrence Lester, Kindergarten 2011-12
Wetumpka Elementary School 

I wanted to capture photos of our kindergarten graduate so we could continue a family tradition.

I framed a photo of each little graduate and had them sign the mat with a permanent marker. I treasure each one's little signature, as well as their smiling faces in cap and gown.


Of course, with Emma, to get a little serious you will have to get a lot of silly. But I wouldn't have it any other way! Here are a few of my favorites from our graduation shoot.


Oh, how I love that girl!

Joe and I can hardly believe all four of our children have graduated kindergarten. Having four children within six years, for a long time it seemed we would always have preschoolers. But how fast they grow!

Today is your day.
You're off to Great Places!

You're off and away!”
~ Dr. Seuss
Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Even though they won't stay little, I will always keep a little part of my kindergarten graduates in my heart.

“You're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So ... get on your way!”
~ Dr. Seuss 

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